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2008 David Cohn Appellate Advocacy Competition
Please join the Rutgers Moot Court Board in congratulating this year's
David Cohn Appellate Advocacy Competition award and prize winners.
The competition concluded on Tuesday, April 1st, with the Final Round of
arguments and the announcement of the awards.
Congratulations to the winners:
First Place: Kelly Targett
Second Place: Brian Fischkin
Best Brief: Calvin May
Kelly, Brian, and Calvin will represent Rutgers School of Law-Newark in
the national appellate competition next fall.
The Board would also like to thank the distinguished panel of judges that
attended the Final Round:
Ronald Chen, Esq. – Public Advocate for the State of NJ
The Honorable Julio M. Fuentes – United States Court of Appeals for the
Albert L. Cohn, Esq. – Cohn, Lifland, Pearlman, Hermann & Knopf
Last, but not least, we would like to thank the sponsors of the competition:
Gann Law Books
Theater Square Grill
The David Cohn Appellate Advocacy
Competition, held each year in the spring, is named for David
Cohn, who attended Columbia University and graduated from New Jersey
Law School, predecessor of Rutgers School of Law-Newark, in 1923. He
was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1924.
Active as a trial attorney throughout his career, Mr. Cohn was a
loyal and devoted alumni until his death in 1979. Because he took
such particular delight in teaching, training and helping young
attorneys and law students, the Cohn Family was pleased to endow
this Appellate Advocacy Competition in his honor.
Albert Cohn, his son, served as a member of the Rutgers Law
School adjunct faculty for many years and is principal in the family
firm, Cohn, Lifland, Pearlman, Herrman & Knopf in Saddle Brook,
The winners of the David Cohn Competition will go on to represent
Rutgers School of Law-Newark in the National Appellate Advocacy
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